Gio Ponti graduated in 1921 in Milan.
In 1928 he founded the “Domus” review. Architect and designer, he designed dwelling houses, public buildings and everyday objects; he is also painter and set designer.
Some milanese buildings of the Thirties were and are emblematic of the new architectural trend: the tower house in Corso Venezia, the Rai and Ferrania buildings, the Torre Littoria at Parco Sempione.
In 1956 he designed the Pirelli skyscraper and following this, important residential developments in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, United States and South America.
He started his collaboration with Venini in the Twenties, for which he designed lamps and objects.